• 2012-06-07

GlobalSign is Number 1 Certificate Authority Brand in Japan for Second Consecutive Month

Tokyo – June 7, 2012 – GMO Internet Group company and digital certificate specialist, GlobalSign K.K. today announces that data released by NetCraft on June 2, 2012*, revealed that GlobalSign is the Number 1 Certificate Authority Brand in Japan for the second consecutive month.
* Source: Calculated based on “Certificate authority groups over time” and “Certificate authority brands over time” data published by NetCraft in the NetCraft SSL Survey on June 2, 2012. (http://news.netcraft.com/ssl-survey/).
 Since GlobalSign was first launched in the Japan market in 2007, the company has strived to contribute to a safer Internet through the provision of secure and easy-to-use services and has maintained an outstanding reputation among users. GlobalSign continuously works to meet the needs of customers by introducing services and features including auto SSL provisioning and monthly billing (OneClick SSL), smartphone compatibility, and free additional licenses. GlobalSign believes these measures have propelled the brand to become number one in the Japanese market for the second consecutive month.
*All Android and iOS devices released between 10/2006 – 12/2011 by NTT docomo, au and Softbank
The GlobalSign Certificate Authority has been providing digital authentication services to Belgium since the industry first emerged more than ten years ago. Customers include a number of Belgian government agencies and the GlobalSign Certificate Authority operates many prestigious government projects such as eID*(BELPIC). We are recognized as the Belgian Government Certificate Authority. GlobalSign became a member of the GMO Internet Group in 2006 and is expanding sales of government-level security Japan and worldwide. As an industry leader GlobalSign is actively involved in CABF (CA/Browser Forum), and the Anti-Phishing Working Group. GlobalSign has issued over 400,000 certificates to organizations including government institutions and major corporations.
*eID: A citizen ID card. An e-government project in Belgium. The ID card containing a digital certificate is distributed to all Belgian citizens over the age of 12.
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GMO Internet Group is one of the most comprehensive providers of industry-leading Internet services worldwide. As well as domain registration, web hosting, ecommerce, and payment processing businesses that each hold the top share in their respective markets in Japan, services operated by the group include Internet advertising, search engine marketing and research. Global online security brand GlobalSign and major Japanese online securities brokerage, GMO CLICK Securities are also group members. In 2011 a new Social Media & Smartphone Platform segment was established bringing together group initiatives in social apps development, flash marketing and Android apps distribution. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
GlobalSign K.K.
Company Name GlobalSign K.K. http://jp.globalsign.com/
Location Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Ichiro Chujo
Business Description - Information security and digital authentication
Capital 356,640,000 yen
Company Name GMO CLOUD K.K.  http://ir.gmocloud.com/english/
(TSE Mothers Market: 3788)
Location Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Mitsuru Aoyama
Business Description - Web hosting
- Internet security
Capital 910.07 million yen 
GMO Internet Inc.
Company Name GMO Internet Inc. http://www.gmo.jp/en
(TSE First Section Code: 9449)
Location Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Masatoshi Kumagai
Business Description
- Web Infrastructure & E-commerce
- Internet Media
- Internet Securities  – Social Media & Smartphone Platform
Capital 3 billion yen